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Featured council members - Gertrude Eilmsteiner-Saxinger

Gertrude Eilmsteiner-SaxingerCultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna and APRI - Austrian Polar Research Insitute Vienna, Austria.

I am a trained anthropologist and post-doctoral researcher/lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Austria, where I work in a research team on "Environments, Mobilities, Technologies" with Peter Schweitzer. As a founding member of the new Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI), and spokesperson of the Regional Group Circumpolar and Siberian Studies of the German Association of Anthropologists (DGV), I am actively promoting Arctic social sciences in non-Arctic countries. Serving on the IASSA Council means that not only represent scholars from these regions, but also to foster scientific collaboration among newly emerging research groups and established scholars and centers. Furthermore, I am active in the University of the Arctic's Extractive Industry Working Group and the Pan-Arctic Ph.D program on extractive industries.

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